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The MESA Middle School Coordinator coordinates and implements the Spokane MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program in accordance with the local and statewide curriculum guidelines. The focus for the program is the student, with the primary interest to provide mathematics, science, and technology programs for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islanders, and female populations. The Spokane MESA Center currently serves seven (7) middle schools and five (5) high schools and their teachers. In support of classroom instruction, the MESA Program offers various instructional programs and events including MESA field trips, a science day, and MESA teacher workshops. The Coordinator works with the Spokane MESA office at Washington State University in Spokane.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.
Three years or more teaching experience in middle/high school mathematics or science.
Demonstrate management, organization, communication, event coordination, and leadership skills.
Experience working with teachers, students, parents, university staff and community representatives.
Must have experience working with and demonstrated a caring positive attitude towards people with culturally diverse backgrounds.
Experience in school curriculum development in math or science.
Experience or contact with local business and industries that provide careers in math, science, technology, engineering, or related fields.
This position is 75%, for 10-months of each academic year – September 1st -June 30th
Coordination – 50%
Coordinates MESA programs at each of the identified MESA middle schools in math and/or science classrooms to include field trips, speakers, career and academic advising.
Develops and implements new and appropriate curriculum and enrichment models for individual schools’ MESA math and science classes.
Works with Spokane MESA Director in planning academic program curriculum for the Spokane MESA Center, aligning activities in and out of the classroom to curriculum needs of the schools district.
Coordinates pre-event workshops with MESA teachers. Collaborates with MESAteachers and community mentors in the development of hands-on classroom activities that align with curriculum.
Monitors MESA curriculum and enrichment offering at the state level for suitability in the Spokane program.
Program Management – 30%
Promotes the MESA program to principals, math and science teachers, and counselors to develop opportunities for students to explore and prepare for careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
Works with middle school counselors and teachers in developing, implementing, recruiting students for, and maintaining quality in the MESA Program.
Coordinates and communicates the MESA philosophy and benefits of program participation to school administrators, teachers, and staff at MESA partner schools, parents, and students.
Travels regularly to each middle school in performing duties. Works with area professionals who are recruited to assist with MESA events and mentor student participants.
Student Services – 15%
Designs and implements academic opportunities for students such as field trips, speakers, tutoring, and career and academic advising.
Communicates regularly with students regarding local and regional programs that support their academic and future college preparatory goals.
Regional travel is required in support of these services.
Other – 5%
Other duties as required.
WSU Spokane is a tobacco free campus.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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